Thermostat Basics – What’s an Efficient Summer Setting?

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Thermostat Basics – An Efficient and Comfortable Summer Setting

Most of our clients are concerned with energy efficiency. One of the questions often asked is, “What is the ideal thermostat setting in summer?” We’ll talk about a few of the important items to consider, but installing a programmable thermostat in any home is an easy way to improve a home’s overall energy efficiency if you take the time to learn the right settings and let the thermostat do the work for you.

How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

According to the US Department of Energy, the best settings for a programmable thermostat in summer is 72 degrees. To save even more money, you can set a programmable thermostat back 10 degrees or more when you go to bed at night and when you are gone during the day to give your air conditioner a rest. This one simple step can save you up to 15 percent a year on your cooling bill – the reverse is also true in winter.

The major benefit of programmable and smart thermostats is that you can set them to automatically adjust the indoor temperature so you come home to a comfortable house. Setting your thermostat to 72 degrees in warm weather is just one many energy tips that can save you money.

Getting the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Pharo Heating is pleased to offer our customers a complete line of Bryant heating and cooling products and Honeywell Smart Thermostats. If you are still using a manual thermostat, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a programmable unit. In addition to saving money every month, you will feel more comfortable in your own home. The most efficient programmable units come with the following features:

  • Ability to program heating and cooling functions on a weekly or daily basis
  • Humidity and indoor air quality control
  • Large print and a back-lit LCD screen make it easy to read in the dark
  • Zoning systems to set different temperature controls for every room in your home
  • Vacation and override settings
  • Built-in dirty air filter alert
  • Remote control access

We sell several programmable and non-programmable Bryant and Honeywell thermostats. A knowledgeable member of our team is available at any time to help you with understanding the functions of our thermostats. We are committed to your satisfaction and comfort. Please call us today at 608-849-5410 or visit our website at

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